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Web Site Outlines Fraternization Changes

National Guard Bureau

WASHINGTON, May 3, 1999 – In July 1998, Defense Secretary William Cohen directed the services to "adopt uniform, clear and readily understandable" fraternization policies. Cohen stated that the current separate policies were "corrosive to morale, particularly as we move toward an increasingly joint environment."

The services submitted policy changes to Cohen that he approved Feb. 3, 1999. Once implemented, individual service policies will share common standards with respect to relationships between officers and enlisted personnel, recruiters and potential recruits, and trainers and trainees.

To learn about these policy changes, visit the American Forces Information Service Services Fraternization Policies Web site at www.defenselink.mil/specials/fraternization/.

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